Powder Springs approves $228K playground addition

The Powder Springs City Council voted 5-0 Monday to spend $228,606 to expand the existing playground in the Silver Comet Trail Linear Park on Richard Sailors Parkway.

Integrated Construction and Nobility will be the contractor.

Funding is from the city's recreational impact fee program and the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant program.

A rope-climbing play structure will be a new addition.

The park opened in October, costing $1,146,841 at that time for three phases.

The first phase of $291,902 was paid to East Coast Grading for parking lot improvements, site preparation, intersection realignment, water, sewer and landscaping.

At $640,039, the second phase by East Coast Grading included $202,303 for the tree playground; $30,108 for the circular wall; $27,000 for interior sidewalks and $24,637 for exterior sidewalks on Sailors Parkway.Of that $640,039 second-phase cost, the remaining $355,991 included such costs as site preparation, surveying, future playground equipment and a rock-climbing structure, then City Clerk Dawn Davis wrote in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Then Abatech was paid $214,900 to construct the restroom/concession/pavilion building that is maintained by John Weber of Chew Chew Express, LLC, also selling concessions.

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